Ervins Meznieks End of Year Player Review
By Ben Neuwirth
First posted on bostoncollege.247sports.com
247 Sports will be doing a recap of the 2016-17 Boston College Men’s Basketball Season, going over where each player improved throughout the year, their best performance of the season and what we hope to see them add, heading into the 2017-18 campaign.
2016-17 was sort of a lost season for sophomore from Latvia as Ervins Meznieks found himself chained to the bench for much of the year, getting into only 9 games and registering just 41 minutes all season. A key cog in the rotation last year, Ervins was surely disappointed in his limited role but was a consummate professional, never complaining, showing up to work hard and putting up decent stats in his time on the court. With Garland Owens and Connor Tava graduating, the Latvian forward should have the opportunity to earn minutes and contribute to next year’s squad.
2/4/17 vs Louisville 67-90
5 Pts, 2 rebounds, 0 TOs
2-5 FG, 1-4 3P
This was one of only two games this year in which Meznieks registered over 10 minutes of game time, much of it coming in garbage time against a vastly superior Louisville team. Ervins had played just 4 minutes in the two preceding months and was understandably rusty, making only one of his four attempts from beyond the arc, but his 5 points were a season high and he didn’t look totally lost on the court, a victory for a guy who rarely sees time.